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post #31 of 48

Yepp!! Concerts, raves, banging my head too much in hobbys such as snowboarding, skateboard etc. All when I was younger and wilder.

 

But the worst offender is the scrapmetal i was forced upon in the Norwegian army.. Glock pistol, MG-3 machine gun, Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifle and a big ass machin gun in a Combat Vehicle 90 Armadillo personnel carrier. I was the man controlling the big ass gun, and the bolt was too close too my ears. Didnt help that the personell we where transporting was an assault troop, with even more scrap metal.. worst offender beeing the 2 guys with anti armor weapons.

 

Never went to the doctor about it.. The ringing is definetly always there. But I was never bothered by it. Well I dont want more of it, so ive developed a interest in low volume listening to music.


Edited by Bagobones - 1/4/14 at 8:31am
post #32 of 48
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I have it in my right ear. The result of an injury in my younger, wilder days. (We pay for the fun in our youth later some times I think) I have good days and bad days with it and the bad ones seem to be when I have a cold like now. I try to limit my music listening when it is bad and enjoy the music when it is not bad. The human brain is an amazing thing. If you concentrate on the noise, it will seem louder. If you try to ignore it, it lessens. A little background noise can help to mask it.

 

 

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Yepp!! Concerts, raves, banging my head too much in hobbys such as snowboarding, skateboard etc. All when I was younger and wilder.

 

But the worst offender is the scrapmetal i was forced upon in the Norwegian army.. Glock pistol, MG-3 machine gun, Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifle and a big ass machin gun in a Combat Vehicle 90 Armadillo personnel carrier. I was the man controlling the big ass gun, and the bolt was too close too my ears. Didnt help that the personell we where transporting was an assault troop, with even more scrap metal.. worst offender beeing the 2 guys with anti armor weapons.

 

Never went to the doctor about it.. The ringing is definetly always there. But I was never bothered by it. Well I dont want more of it, so ive developed a interest in low volume listening to music.

When I was young my father (very observant) often talked to me about the risks of too loud volumes. So, to what degree did I ignore his warnings? 100 %! When we're young and immortal, there's just nothing that can touch us. Unfortunately, I don't expect to have more luck with my own kids.

 

Bagobones; I guess the army offered you hearing protection, but that you chose to ignore it. Ears of steel, no?

 

My strategy is to try to consider my tinnitus as something normal, as something everyone more or less suffers from, the way I used to do before I started with this hobby.

 

I wonder how much research goes into tinnitus compared to other common disorders. Maybe, hopefully, there'll be a remedy in the future as efficient as eye glasses.


Edited by Aero Dynamik - 1/5/14 at 8:54am
post #33 of 48

Good points, Aero Dynamics,

 

But I was ALWAYS wearing proper hearing protection while firing the weapons in the army! Not only soldiers that have been in combat have gotten hearing damage.. Mine came after one week of shooting live ammo with a 20 mm machine gun, and the utter piece of garbage called a MG-3 machine gun, with a leopard 2 tank division doing the same nearby..

 

After that week I started thinking about my hearing. Started to wear earplugs to conserts, lowered my general listening volume etc..

 

Here:

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Combat Troops are Losing Hearing

 

Hearing damage is the No. 1 disability in the war on terror, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and some experts say the true toll could take decades to become clear.

 

Given today's fearsome weaponry, even the best hearing protection is only partly effective - and only if it's properly used.

 

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,163557,00.html

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post #34 of 48

I have tinnitus in both my ears....about two years now. I used to have it intermittently before that but it's been constant ever since. GOt my hearing tested and it was good. In fact, the doc said I hear better than most people (Dont' remember how he based this statistic). He told me it's because I have a weak jaw bone and because I clench my teeth when I sleep. But it gets quite bothering while I sleep or work in my office..that and the noise of the heater etc....

 

Does anyone here has ever been cured of it (Just being optimistic)?

post #35 of 48

are there any natural cures...some oils? 

now and then i get a dull pain in my left ear, but no ringing...esp when i am on iems with bright music.

if i break from my music listening for a few days..the pain subsides....my right ear is fine.

post #36 of 48
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are there any natural cures...some oils? 

now and then i get a dull pain in my left ear, but no ringing...esp when i am on iems with bright music.

if i break from my music listening for a few days..the pain subsides....my right ear is fine.

Tinnitus is a result of physical damage to the inner ear, there is no cure at this time.

 

Basically the tiny hairs in your inner ear lay down flat and stay that way due to loud noise damage. There are researchers working on ways to regrow hairs and other solutions to hearing in general, so some day they may have a cure, but for now it is best to listen at low volume to headphones, or higher volume for shorter periods of time.

 

My tinnitus occurred when I went to a Big Sugar concert I am fairly certain. Worst mistake of my life considering how close I was to their speakers and how loud they are.

 

Most days it does not bother me, the brain gets used to it and you forget it's there most of the time. My level of tinnitus isn't bad, but it is still annoying from time to time.

post #37 of 48
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Most days it does not bother me, the brain gets used to it and you forget it's there most of the time. My level of tinnitus isn't bad, but it is still annoying from time to time.

 

That pretty much sums up my tinnitus. Late at night, if I'm struggling to get to sleep, I can hear it (but it's never stopped me from falling asleep). If I actively focus on it, I can hear it.

 

I think I acquired it from a combination of listening to headphones at way too high a volume and going to too many, too loud gigs in my late teens/early twenties. Even now, I can set it off if I listen to my headphones at too high a volume.

 

No idea what frequency it is, I'm not sure I even want to find out. 

 

I do sometimes wonder what life would sound like if I didn't have it. Would my taste in headphones/amps/DACs/music be different?


Edited by Stonephace - 1/26/14 at 8:28am
post #38 of 48
It's there all the time, in both ears, for me but I can usually ignore it.
post #39 of 48

Tinnitus can also be caused by viral infection as it was in my case.  I'm 56 and have had it since age 26.  I first noticed the ringing in my ears as I was getting over a 24 hr. period of flu-like symptoms--achiness, chills, nausea, etc.  I kept waiting for the annoying ringing to go away afterwards and am still waiting 30 yrs. later.  Mine waxes and wanes on a cycle of about  1 1/2 days.  When at it's peak, the hissing sound in my head is quite disconcertingly annoying and does interfere with my ability to enjoy my music. 

post #40 of 48

I'm 21 and I've got mild tinnitus in both ears. It does not bother me at all and I can't hear it either unless it's extraordinarily quiet. That said, it'll only get worse with time.

post #41 of 48
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I'm 21 and I've got mild tinnitus in both ears. It does not bother me at all and I can't hear it either unless it's extraordinarily quiet. That said, it'll only get worse with time.

I'm not sure about that at all! Just be careful with your loudness levels and make sure to use hearing protection when needed and then I think you'll be just fine. Take care of your hearing; unlike me you still and hopefully have many, many years left to enjoy it.

post #42 of 48

Just visited the ENT specialist and I too have Tinnitus,

It could possibly be from the usual listening of music too loud and going to shows and concerts.

But I'm fairly certain most of the damage came from my younger and dumber days when I use to go out shooting and not wear any sort of ear protection what so ever,

I remember specifically after a day at the range of shooting Ak-74's and AR-15's, I woke up later that night and had a small, dried patch of blood where my ear had been on my pillow

I blew it off at the time, Not really thinking too much about it, But in retrospect I really should have caught on sooner

post #43 of 48

Cross post about Tinnitus Network campaign to this thread as well

 

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I am HeadFi'er who got tinnitus four months ago. The first 1-2 months have been the hardest months of my life. I am now doing much better, but I still suffer from tinnitus.

 

I know there are fellow HeadFi'ers here who also suffer from tinnitus. TinnitusTalk community has started a crowdfunding campaign to create a Tinnitus Network. Please, have a look and consider helping!

 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tinnitus-network-responsible-supportive-inclusive-community-driven

 

For those of us who don't have tinnitus, remeber to take care of your hearing! Take small breaks from headphone listening and of course don't use too much volume. Be also caerful with equalizers.

post #44 of 48
I read this thread....now I have it!!


Unsuscribed!!!
post #45 of 48

I don't hear ringing ever except when I lay down to go to sleep or I'm in a totally silent room. Lucky I guess for a 27 year old.

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